U.S. Set To Sanction Russian President Putin

The U.S. is set to join its European Allies in imposing sanctions on President Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and members of the Russian national security team.

Meanwhile, Ukraine’s Ambassador to the United States Oksana Markarova said Friday that sanctions against Putin “would be the right thing.”

Markarova, who is the former minister of finance, welcomed the European Union’s decision to sanction Putin and Lavrov.

Markarova also said that Kyiv was grateful for the sanctions announced Thursday by the Biden administration.

“I was very happy to see the sanctions against major Russian banks. I was very happy to see their export controls, I was very happy to see the personal sanctions,” she told reporters Friday at the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington.

The United States had earlier announced new sanctions against Russia’s largest banks and its sovereign debt, cutting them off from the U.S. banking system.

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